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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Keys to Laser Welding Lap and Edge Joints

Posted by Tom Graham on Sep 16, 2019 9:52:38 AM

As material selections in automotive manufacturing move further into the high-strength realm, along with the more prevalent usage of difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminum, developing robust processes for joining these materials becomes ever more critical. Adaptation of technologies such as real-time seam tracking, gap bridging, beam oscillation, and integrated clamping to laser-related processes allows for them to be used in a more mainstream approach.

Topics: Laser Welding

The Atlantic Says Welding Won't Make You Rich. Are They Right?

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Sep 16, 2019 8:32:36 AM

When I read this article from The Atlantic last week on welding salaries and the posits of people proclaiming over the last few years that welders can make $150,000 USD a year, I remembered the countless Instagram and Facebook memes I see claiming similar promises of comfortable lifestyles by getting into one of the more admirable and skilled trades professions out there, and all the welders commenting about that decidedly not being the case.

Topics: News React

MIG Gun Misconceptions That Cost You Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Sep 9, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Welding guns and MIG welding in general come with a lot of talk regarding best practices and how to do certain things right.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

How to Correctly Grind Tungsten Electrodes and Stay Safe Doing It

Posted by José Antonio Camacho on Aug 19, 2019 9:57:00 AM

GTAW, or TIG welding as the American Welding Society officially calls it, is a welding process where the joining of metals occurs through the electric arc established between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the base material, both protected in the welding zone, for an atmosphere of inert gas.

Topics: TIG Torches

3 Things You Need to Successfully Weld with Aluminum

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you know welding, then you know, one of the more complicated types of materials to work with is aluminum. Preparation, wire feeding, and shielding gas play a big role in successfully welding with aluminum.

Topics: Aluminum Welding

BINZEL BASICS: Plasma Welding

Posted by Steve Milner on Jul 26, 2019 7:40:43 AM

What is Plasma Welding?
 
Plasma’ is the fourth state of Matter.

Topics: Plasma Welding

MIG Gun Liner Types & Best Practices

Posted by Paul Pfingston on Jul 22, 2019 9:57:00 AM

In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems and MIG gun liner issues in general.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches, Welding Consumables

Understanding MIG Welding Nozzles

Posted by Jim DiLeo on Jul 19, 2019 3:30:00 PM

With your MIG gun you have a variety of welding nozzle designs to choose from, and sometimes the decision on which to choose is not always clear.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Understanding Contact Tips for MIG Welding

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Jul 19, 2019 2:49:11 PM

Welding contact tips are highly misunderstood components in a MIG gun setup. Choosing the correct contact tip for your welding application and understanding how to keep it performing at its best are just as critical as anything else needed to produce a quality weld.

Topics: Welding Consumables

Replacement MIG Guns: 3 Considerations to Make When Buying

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Jul 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes time to replace your MIG gun, you may think it’s as simple as going to the store and buying the same one you’ve used in the past; but is that really the case? Besides the obvious; amperage, wire type, air-cooled or water-cooled, what should you be thinking about when buying a replacement MIG gun?

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches